Muah Chee – Famous Malaysian Cuisine

Muah chee is the Chinese equivalent of the Japanese “mochi.” With its roots in southern China’s culinary traditions, it has become Malaysia’s go-to street snack and a sweet treat children love.

Think of muah chee as an inside-out mochi and you’ll get the idea. Sticky rice flour (glutinous rice) is turned into a dough with hot water. It’s rolled out into a long cord and cut into multiple small pieces. Before serving, it is tossed in sugar, crushed peanuts and toasted sesame seeds.

The dough is made throughout the day, so the dish is rolled, cut and coated to order. It comes with a toothpick to spear each sticky, delicious mouthful – no wonder kids love the novelty of this treat.

Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur have vibrant Malaysian Chinese communities, so explore any Chinese-centric food court in these cities and you’ll find a muah chee stall.

Shop name:
No 81 Mochi
Petaling Street Stall
012-781 8137

Famous Malaysian cuisine is a 50-video series produced by Masters of Malaysian cuisine(MOMC) in partnership with Tourism Malaysia.

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